Sesskia’s Diary, part 75

30 Lennitay I feel like such a fool. “I hope there’s some way I can help.” How pathetic. I’ve made a nest for myself in these furs, and I’ve cried all the tears that are in me, and now I’m going to write all of this down, though I don’t know what the point is.…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 75

Sesskia’s Diary, part 74

29 Lennitay Something is wrong with Terrael. I think. I mean, it’s probably normal that he’s avoiding people while he’s working on the Codex, but avoid Audryn? I doubt even Terrael could be that obsessed. And I’ve seen him go out of his way to keep from meeting Cederic in the hall. He acts…furtive. As…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 74

Sesskia’s Diary, part 73

28 Lennitay I’ve finally encountered Aselfos, though “encounter” is probably the wrong word, because it implies we met face to face, and I’m just as happy he doesn’t know I exist. Though that might not be true, depending on what he noticed last night. I decided I was going to make more of an effort…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 73

Sesskia’s Diary, part 72

27 Lennitay Very boring. Terrael is preoccupied with the Codex and the Darssan mages are half-heartedly cooperating with Vorantor’s mages on the kathanas he’s developed for “minimizing the damage” when the worlds come together. Cederic was gone today, teaching the shield kathana to the God-Empress’s battle mages. He didn’t look happy about it when he…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 72

Sesskia’s Diary, part 71

26 Lennitay, continued Vorantor’s eyes were wide and panicked. “What do you—what should I show you, God-Empress?” he begged. “The Codex Tiurindi was written in a time when defensive magics were more refined than they are now, God-Empress,” Cederic said. “Would you care to see one of them?” Vorantor’s eyes were even wider now. I…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 71

Sesskia’s Diary, part 70

26 Lennitay, continued The room was growing very warm, and I had trouble not rubbing away the sweat prickles under my armpits. Because I was focused on my mark, I didn’t see the next part, but I’d watched the Darssan mages practice, so I knew they were drawing th’an in a loose pattern surrounding the…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 70

Sesskia’s Diary, part 69

26 Lennitay That was the most astonishing experience, on so many levels. And yes, it worked. We woke extra early, long before sunrise, and ate a quick but filling breakfast—Vorantor wasn’t sure how long the kathana would take, and we all needed to stay alert and undistracted by physical demands, so there was a lot…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 69

Sesskia’s Diary, part 68

25 Lennitay It felt as if something connected inside my head this morning, and suddenly the fire pouvra was as easy as thought, any shape, any size, whatever I imagined, it would do. There was total silence from my observers when I tested the final pouvra and the fire th’an hung in the air, then…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 68

New release 12/17–EXILE OF THE CROWN

I never imagined, when I wrote the first three books of Tremontane, that Zara North would be so popular. In response to all the questions about what happened to her after SERVANT OF THE CROWN, I wrote a novella touching on a few events of her life over the fifty years (fifty years!) following her…Continue reading New release 12/17–EXILE OF THE CROWN

Sesskia’s Diary, part 67

23 Lennitay We need a rest day. We’re not getting one. Cederic lost that argument with Vorantor. Vorantor’s mages close to rebelling—I think everyone wishes Cederic were in charge. No note tonight. 24 Lennitay Success! The binding th’an works! But there wasn’t time to either celebrate or experiment further to determine what size it should…Continue reading Sesskia’s Diary, part 67